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France have won their second FIFA World Cup with an emphatic 4-2 win over Croatia

Les Blues won the first FIFA World Cup in 1998 when they defeated Brazil 3-0 in the final.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup final which started on a frenetic level saw France grab a controversial lead through an own-goal from Mario Mandzukic in the 18th minute.

Antoine Griezmann went down under seemingly little contact, and he whipped in the ball with Paul Pogba offside.

The Manchester United star seemed to interfere with play, but Mandzukic nudged it past Danijel Subasic.

But Croatia responded for the fourth consecutive knock-out game through Ivan Perisic in the 28th minute.

The Inter Milan winger thrashed home a left-footed strike from the edge of the area to equalise.

Perisic then went from hero to villain, handling in the area to cost his side a penalty after the aid of VAR. Griezmann duly stepped up and rolled it home to gift Les Bleus the lead again in the 38th minute.

The end-to-end nature of the game continued in the second half and Paul Pogba punished Croatia with a delightful third, curled into the left corner in the 59th minute.

Kylian Mbappe found a pocket of space outside the Croatian area and picked out the bottom left corner with a precise, bouncing finish past Subasic in the 65th minute.

Mandzukic pulled a goal back to narrow the deficit in the 69th minute for Croatia.

Deschamps has now joined Mario Zagallo of Brazil and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany as individuals who have won the World Cup as both a player and manager.

Zagallo won the World Cup as a player in 1958 and 1962 and as a manager in 1970 while Beckenbauer did as a player in 1974 and manager in 1990.

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